1217 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL
$ 1,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11094378
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityEvanston
  • AreaEvanston
  • Zip60202
  • StylePrairie
  • Year Built1899
  • Taxes$ 27796
  • Price$ 1,750,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage7000
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Built in 1899 for notable Chancellor Livingston Jenks and designed by Myron Hunt, this distinctive home was built to impress with its expansive circular driveway, grandly proportioned room sizes, leaded glass windows, signature, beaded rift sawn oak woodwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Perched at the peak of Ridge, this home offers truly unique views of the surrounding park and fields of Larimar park. Turn into the circular drive, enter the gracious foyer and you will be drawn into the dramatic sunken living room. Originally, the music room, this room showcases built-in cabinets designed to hold sheet music, over 35' of spanning windows and soaring 10ft+ ceilings. Flanking the living room, are the family room with a marble woodburning fireplace and the open dining area with glass doors providing access to the back porch and large paver patio. Stunning kitchen pleases any chef or entertainer with separate, built-in refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, 48" range, oversized island and concealed walk-in pantry. On the main bedroom level, you will find 3 luxurious bedroom suites with walk-in closets and private baths all nestled amidst the greenery of the surrounding trees. Primary bath offers every luxury with (2) 6' vanities, Victoria & Albert soaking tub and decadent steam shower with massaging showerhead, rain can and body sprays. Also on this level, you will find the laundry room, complete with utility sink. Continue to the top floor, to the 2 additional bedrooms. The "Woodpecker" room offers both a sleeping and seating area; Perfect for guests! The 5th bedroom, (currently used as an art room) is clad in original wood paneling. Travel to the sunny, walkout lower level, and you will find the rec room, office, storage area, and a massive mudroom. Thoughtful design has been paired with premium mechanicals to create an exceptional home in every aspect. The home was made complete in 2021 with new exterior paint, a new roof, and a new 2.5 car garage. Lot size was increased to 74 x160 in 2021, so taxes will be new. Owner is Listing Agent and is a licensed RE Agent in IL.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Washington Elementary School Nichols Middle School Evanston Twp High School
Price History
5/20/2021 Listed $1,750,000

General Features

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood, Gas Cooktop, Electric Oven
Architectural Style Prairie
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full, Walkout
Community Features Park, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School Washington Elementary School
Elementary School District 65
Exterior Features Patio, Porch, Brick Paver Patio, Storms/Screens
Garage Spaces 2.5
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiant, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned
High School Evanston Twp High School
High School District 202
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), 10' Ceiling, 9' Ceilings, Historic/Period Mlwk, Open Floorplan, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt, Dining Combo
Middle/Junior High School Nichols Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 65
New Construction No
Other Structures Garage(s)
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active Under Contract
Tax Annual Amount 27796.28
Total Rooms 13
Township Evanston

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished, Exterior Access, Rec/Family Area, Storage Space
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink, Full Body Spray Shower, Double Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 5
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Walk-in, SolidSurfaceCounter
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, Electric Dryer Hookup, Sink
Room Type Bedroom 5, Den, Office, Recreation Room, Foyer, Mud Room, Storage, Heated Sun Room
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Storm Window(s), Window Treatments, Wood Frames

Exterior Features

Exterior Cedar
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 74 X 160
Lot Features Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Park Adjacent, Mature Trees, Wood Fence
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 23X11 3rd Level Hardwood
Den 12X10 3rd Level Hardwood
Dining Room 16X22 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room 25X22 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 17X16 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 30X19 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 16X15 2nd Level Hardwood
Mud 22X12 Walkout Basement Vinyl
Office 18X13 Walkout Basement Vinyl
Recreation Rm 21X16 Walkout Basement Vinyl
Storage 6X8 Main Level
Sun/Florida Room Heated 14X8 2nd Level Hardwood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Contingent Average in 60202

AVG $420K
AVG $7,436
AVG 41
Year Built
AVG 1943
AVG 78
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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